Team USA named for 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship

World Wheelchair Curling Championships will take place in Finland between 7-14 February 2015. 12 Jan 2015
Patrick McDonald

Patrick McDonald skipped the USA to a fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championships. The USA lost to China in the bronze-medal game.

ⒸWorld Curling Federation
By USA Curling

Four Paralympians with years of experience on the ice highlight USA's selected team for the upcoming World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

The national team selection committee has chosen 2014 Paralympians Patrick McDonald, Jimmy Joseph, Penny Greely and Meghan Lino as well as newcomer Steven Emt to represent the US at the 2015 World Wheelchair Championship which take place in Lohja, Finland, between 7-14 February.

A pool of eight athletes were selected after taking part in a try-out event at the state-of-the-art Wausau Curling Centre in November and then narrowed to the final five after recent competitions and training camps.

The 10-team World Championships at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Finland will feature teams from Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, and the US.

Paralympic and defending world champions Canada will start as favourites, whilst the best the US team have finished in this event is bronze in 2008.

For more information on the 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championships please click here.